Your child can get free school meals if you receive one of the following benefits:
And if the combined annual household income as assessed by HMRC is below £16,190. Please note if your income is below £16,190 and you are not on any benefits your family will not be eligible.
If you receive working tax credit regardless of your annual household income your family will not be eligible for free school meals.
Please note in cases where one partner/spouse in the household is on benefits and the other is on annual income as assessed by HMRC above £16,190 your family will not be eligible for free school meals.
You could save up to £400 a year if your child gets free school meals and it will mean they get a healthy school lunch every day. Since September 2014, all children in reception, year one and year two are also entitled to free school meals.
Yes. Free school meals are part of something called ‘pupil premium’. As well as providing free school meals, pupil premium provides extra funding of up to £1,350 to your child's school. The school can then use this funding to support your child’s education through extra tuition, teaching staff or after-school activities.